Dec. 31, 1946. 2,413,537 1. ABERBACH METHOD AND MEANS FOR TREATING FINGERNAILS Filed May 20,‘ 1943' INVENTOR ?ew/v6 ABEPBACH BY ATTORNEY 2,413,537 Patented Dec. 31_, 1946 YUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE METHOD AND MEANS FOR TREATING FINGERNAILS Irving Aberbach, New York, N. Y. Application May 20, 1943, Serial No. 487,734 1 Claim. (01. 41—33) 2 1 This invention relates generally to feminine beauty practices. More particularly my inven tion is directed toward a novel and improved process and means for providing a tinted and/or polished appearance to ?nger nails. One of the objects of my invention is to pro vide an improved process and means for treating ?nger nails so they will have a tinted and/or of the process known as decalcomania. In other words the ?nger nail unit If) is printed on the sheet I I by the said decalcomania process and is adapted to be transferred from the sheet II di rectly to a selected ?nger mail. The said units Ill may be made in any desired color customarily employed in nail polish liquids or it may be colorless, The sheet I l is ?rst coated with the base coat by the ease with which ?nger nails may be given 10 ing I2 of the type well known in the art, after which the ?nger nail units It] are printed there- ~. such polished appearance, without the use of on. Overlying the printed ?nger nail unit [0 I liquid polish, and which at the same time may be print a protective top layer M of varnish-like or accomplished by the average user without the pohshed appearance, which shall be characterized degree of skill required in the hitherto practiced plastic material as customarily employed and a novel process and means for treating ?nger results are obtained when the top and bottom 15 known to the art. However, I have discovered method of painting ?nger nails with a brush. that in accordance with my invention the best Another object of my invention is to provide layers I 4 and I2 are made coextensive with the nails so they will have a polished and/or tinted printed nail unit H1, so that no part of the plastic appearance, which shall be relativelyinexpensive to manufacture and which shall be highly efficient 20 layer will extend beyond the printed design, as occurs in the decalcomania designs currently in for the intended purposes. use for ornamenting purposes. Still other objects and advantages of my in With my invention the user need only select a vention will become apparent in the following card containing the 00101‘ with which she desires detailed description thereof. 25 to ornament her nails. With a shears a small In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a hand, illus ‘ trating the process and means of my invention for imparting a polished appearance to the ?nger nails thereof; , Fig. 2 is a plan View of a set of ?nger nail treating articles constructed and arranged in accordance with my invention; Fig. 3 is a plan detail view of a unit cut away area A, surrounding a nail unit H! as represented by the dot and dash line in Fig. 2, it cut out from the sheet II. This cut-out area appearing as in Fig. 3 is immersed in water for a short time in accordance with the accustomed practice of transferring decalcomania after which, as illus trated in Fig. 7, it is slidably transferred onto a selected nail. It is thus seen from the foregoing description from the set shown in Fig, 2; Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken 35 that a user may do her nails in a relatively short time, without possessing any high degree of skill, substantially on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; and without the danger of having any of the Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken color running over to undesired portions of the substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. 7; ?ngers. It is also noted that with my invention, Fig, 6 is a fragmentary plan view of a set of ?nger nail treating articles, similar to Fig. 2, but 40 when traveling, it is not necessary to carry a bottle of liquid nail polish, which is always at illustrating a modi?ed form of my invention; and tended by the danger of spilling and thereby Fig. 7 is a perspective view similar to Fig. 1, causing damage to clothes, nor is one required but illustrating the process of treating the ?nger to handle a brush with the expertness of an nails in accordance with my invention. Referring now in detail to the drawing, I have 45 artist. It is merely necessary to carry a supply of cards I l in an envelope or similar container. illustrated the arrangement and process of prac In Fig. 6, I have shown a modi?ed form of my ticing my novel invention for treating ?nger nails invention in which the bottom edges 20a of the so that they will have the tinted and/or polished appearance so much desired by members of the female sex today. ‘ In accordance with my invention I provide a set consisting of at least ten ?nger nail units I0 nail units 20 are concaved to conform to the 50 shape of the white moon portions of the ?nger nails to disclose them .to view while the remain der of the nail is covered with color. In accordance with the provisions of the pat ent statutes, I have herein described the prin shaped to correspond to the contour of the ?nger nails and in the manufacture thereof I make use 55 ciple and practice of my invention, together with mounted on a, sheet ll. Each unit I0 is suitably 3 2,413,58’? the article and method steps which I now con sider to represent the best embodiments thereof, printed nail, the periphery of said coating being substantially in register with the periphery of but I desire to have it understood that the draw ing shown is only illustrative and that the inven tion can be carried out in other ways and by said printed nail so that there will be substan tially no overhanging portions, the inner trans verse edge of said printed nail being concaved other means. to correspond to the curvature of the moon por tion of the natural nail whereby when the said Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: printed nail is superimposed on the said natural As an article of manufacture, a decalcomania comprising a printed design of a ?nger nail, a transparent coating protectively covering said nail‘t'he' said natural moon portion will remain 10 exposed. ‘ ' ‘ IRVING ABERBACH.